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Definition of Slippery

Slippery

  1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
  2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
  3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
  4. Liable to slip; not standing firm.
  5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
  6. Uncertain in effect.
  7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippery Quotations

It's hard to get out of the barrel. It's slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.
Robert Downey, Jr.

Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
Peter Singer

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
Earl Nightingale

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
John Dryden

Grief and memory go together. After someone dies, that's what you're left with. And the memories are so slippery yet so rich.
Mike Mills
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Slippery Translations

slippery in Dutch is glad, ongrijpbaar, glibberig
slippery in Italian is lubrico
slippery in Latin is lubricus
slippery in Spanish is escurridizo
slippery in Swedish is glatt, slipprig, hal
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